Korn singer Jonathan Davis said on The Jasta Show podcast that his band’s massive initial success 20 years ago was something the music business was not likely to see again.
Davis explained, “I’ve always said this last batch — Korn, Deftones, (Limp) Bizkit, all those bands from that time — that was the last guard of that time of the big, real rock bands. That time has come and gone. No one’s ever gonna do it like we ever did. No one’s ever gonna have that experience. It was larger than life.”
Davis continued, “We were up against pop bands, dude. I’m not trying to be arrogant or nothing, but it was like . . . us against the pop bands, us against the Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys, and then we were so embraced by the hip-hop community.”
Davis also addressed the death of his estranged wife, Deven, this past summer, saying, “I’ve had a really f**ked-up year, so just to be out here (touring), it’s the way that I cope and it helps me heal. I’ve got my sons out with me, so I’m more focused on raising those boys right. Music has always been my saving grace — it’s always taken me from a really dark place — and by just purging that stuff with music, it helps me get through.”
Davis has been on the road behind his solo album, Black Labyrinth, while the other members of Korn have been writing the music for the new disc. Korn’s last studio effort, The Serenity Of Suffering, came out in 2016.